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Quotations in the News

Created: 06/13/2014 2:26 AM KSTP.com
By: The Associated Press

"We do have a stake in making sure that these jihadists are not getting a permanent foothold." — President Barack Obama on the burgeoning al-Qaida inspired insurgency in Iraq.

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"The speaker is speaker in 24-hour increments. Literally 50 guys can call a revolt." — Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., on the job security of House Speaker John Boehner, whose position does not appear to be in serious jeopardy.

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"He had a big smile for the crowd. You could tell he was exhilarated. He's an amazing man. This is just another sign of that. I think that like most of America, our family loves him to pieces. It was just a real thrill to do this again." — Diana Untermeyer, a Bush family friend, after former President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday by making a tandem parachute jump in Maine.

(Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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